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Marion County: Pella
GPS Coordinates: 41.400716 by -92.919856
Central College Civil War Memorial
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When the war broke out in 1861, many male students left college and joined the army. This marble memorial honors the students killed in the war. Four of these students were members of the 3rd Iowa Infantry Regiment and fell at Jackson, Mississippi on July 12, 1863. This memorial is currently in storage on the Central College campus in Pella - there are plans to display it in the future. The original memorial was installed shortly after the war but was destroyed in a fire in 1922. This replacement is identical to the original. The first photo was taken 12/20/10 - the second undated photo shows the names more clearly - the final photo is of College President David Roe in 2006 with the similar Civil War and WWII Memorials.